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Category: CSR, Corporate Responsibility, Aviva, Flexible Working, NHS, Corporate Social Responsibility, home working, remote working

Corporate Social Responsibility.

Meet Joanne Frost who works in the Aviva brand team.  Jo has been making ear protectors for our NHS and care heroes.  Here’s Jo’s story: “I wanted to get involved and help as I know that local hospitals and care homes are crying out for PPE.

I had seen that people were starting to make crocheted ear protectors and thought I could use the volunteer hours the company provides to make them. Now, I don’t crochet but I’ve had a sewing machine which has been collecting dust for years as I’ve never used it. So, I thought I would dig it out, learn how to use it and have a go at making some ear protectors.

I started off by making a couple for my next door neighbour who is a senior nurse in the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital ICU to see if they would be of any use. She asked if I could make a lot more as she could take them in to the wards that need them. So I set to work and have been making them ever since.

I’ve had so many people reaching out to me from hospitals and care homes – I’ve made around 100 over the last few days and will continue to make them until they’re not needed.” Thank you Jo for the fantastic work you’re doing for our NHS and care heroes.  We’re so very proud of you.

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